Thursday, March 12, 2009

I can do it myself

I just got back from putting my baby and my baby sister on a train headed into one of the major metropolitan areas of the country (actually I think our house sits within the metro area so perhaps I'm being over dramatic...) to meet up with Aaron for some fun. I was a bit nervous (gave Alicia unnecessary directions, repeatedly - waited in the parking lot until the train picked them up safely, etc.)

But to be honest, dropping Tessa off for her second day of preschool was harder. I was so afraid she'd remember how we heartlessly left her for 2.5 hours last week and cling desperately to my leg, tears streaming down her cheeks.

Yes, I am that mom who thinks their child is a precious flower that needs to be coddled and protected. What are you going to do about it?

Well if you are Tessa you'll cry just a bit the first time I tried to leave to make me feel better, then get all caught up in a farm puzzle and made a friend and not glance up at all when I said good bye. Humpf! It really didn't make it any easier to leave but I did, knowing we could come to pick her up a little early and watch her through the 2-way mirror. Did I mention I love 2-way mirrors! That there is a good way to teach a hovering parent that their child can do it themselves!



(These pictures, as well as the amazing pictures at the top and bottom of this blog were taken by Alicia)

1 comments:

Laura said...

Okay so, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE UP TO THAT PHOTOGRAPHY!?!?!? Wow.